SDSU Women Swept By IUPUI
Ice cold three-point shooting and 22 turnovers from South Dakota State helped IUPUI complete a season sweep of the Jacks with a 70-67 win Thursday night in Indianapolis. The loss snapping a five game SDSU winning streak.
The Jackrabbits came in as the best long range shooting team in the Summit League, but managed to make just one three-pointer on 17 attempts in just their second conference loss of the season, both to the Jaguars.
Despite the poor three-point shooting, the Jacks did lead 48-40 with 12:36 to play, but over the next four minutes, the Jags outscored SDSU 11- 1 to go ahead for good. The Jacks got as close as one when Gabby Boever's basket made it 68-67 with :42 left, but a Kerah Nelson layup with :17 to play sealed the victory for IUPUI and kept SDSU from clinching at least a share of the Summit League Championship for the fourth time in six years.
Megan Waytashek lead the Jackrabbits with 20 points. DeAirra Goss had 16 for IUPUI. Both teams had 37 rebounds, but 18 of the Jags' boards came on the offensive end.
SDSU scored the first five points of the game, but cold shooting helped IUPUI go on an 11-2 run before eventually stretching out the lead to nine points with 6:29 left. Rachel Walters keyed a Jackrabbit rally with back-to-back baskets, as SDSU reeled off nine in a row to tie the game at 22 with 3:00 to play in the half. The Jacks went to the locker room up 30-28 thanks to ten first half points from Waytashek.
South Dakota State travels to Western Illinois Saturday.